About the Director

Born in Becharre, Lebanon in 1962. Fr. Khalil Rahme was ordained priest of the Maronite Mariamite Order in 1987.

Education

He studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical University of “Laterano” in Rome. Studied musical theory and notation, piano, classical and Gregorian singing, and earned degrees from the School of Music “T.L. La Victoria”, and from the conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome. Pursued studies in music composition for the organ with Maestro Valentino Miserachs.

Posts held

Director of the School of Music at Notre Dame University – Louaizé which he established in 1992. Founder and director of the “Notre-Dame University Choir of Louaize” since 1993. Founder of the children’s choir at Notre-Dame of Louaizé School. He is also an instructor of musical theory, notation, and choir singing at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.

Activities

Fr. Rahme wrote many religious chants and hymns for various occasions (the Nativity, the Passion and Resurrection, the Holy Virgin, the Saints, etc…), as well as a mass for children. He has written the music for the documentary “Close to Heaven”, he put the melodrama “l’Espoir” in music, he also wrote the music to the Oratorio of Father Yacoub the Al Kabbouchi, two theatre pieces for Deir El Kamar and the religion operate: “Ana Maakom” & “Mariamu fi masirati shaabi llah”. He recorded many CDs with the NDU choir.


 
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